Leaked Moto Z comes into play

Manny Pham
June 17, 2016

We predicted there would be a mid-range Moto Z device at Lenovo Tech World. We were wrong. But it does exist as the Moto Z Play appears on Geekbench. 

A mysterious device has appeared on Geekbench labelled as ‘motorola XT1635-01, pretty much the Moto Z Play leaked on Geekbench. Speculation leading up to the Moto Z launch last week were pointing to two devices being unveiled; the mid-range Vertex and high-range Vecter Thin.

We can pretty much work it out now the Vecter Thin is the 5.19mm thin, Moto Z. As for the Vertex, thanks to the Geekbench sheet, it looks like the Vertex is the Moto Z Play.

The Geekbench listing reveals a Motorola device running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM. The mysterious Motorola device scored a decent 884 in the single-core category, and impressing in multi-core with 4464 (Nexus 6P: 4404).

Back from the dead – Moto Z Play

Rumours about the Moto Z Play has been buzzing for a while, it was known as the Moto Z Vertex back then so let’s sound of some Vertex rumours.

We apparently should be expecting a 1080p 5.5-inch display, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 3,600mAh battery. The Geekbench result corroborates months of rumours: Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Speculation on the Moto Z was almost spot on so we are expecting 99 percent of the above specs to be correct. The real question is whether the Moto Z Play will be compatible with the Moto Mods peripherals? Leaks say yes as but that was when we thought the leaked body for the Moto Z Force, was the Moto Z Play (Vertex).

It wouldn’t make sense for Lenovo not to include the 16-pin connector in the Moto Z Play, by doing so it ensures a bigger audience for the Moto Mods. Which means more money.

With the Moto Z Play leaked on Geekbench, what else can we expect from the device that we don’t already know?

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